The preparatory courses were organized in 1991, they are a structural unit of the University. The activity of the preparatory courses is directed to prepare pupils for entrance examinations to medical and biological higher institutions At the preparatory courses hearers study biology, chemistry and Russian for 8 months. Classes last 3 academic hours, twice a week in every subject. Experienced teachers are working here: Professor V. O. Korolyov, assistant Professors N. I. Borodina, G. A. Kamenskaya, teachers G. G. Trotsenko, L. A. Demidenko, I. D. Karpova.
Every year more than 200 hearers study at the courses and their number tends to increase. Enrolment to the preparatory courses is made on contract basis, admission is carried out from September 1 till November 1. There is also a two-month intense training in the main subjects (May-June).
The contents of the training of hearers are determined by the program for entrants to Russian universities.
High prestige of the preparatory courses is due to the fact that during the last three years 70% of the hearers of the courses became students of medical higher institutions. According to the results of sociological interrogation, those students who entered the University after the preparatory courses are more successful in studying fundamental subjects.
Preparatory Department of theV.I. Vernadsky Crimean Federal University (CFU) which obtained the fourth higher grade of accreditation of the institutions of the higher education in Russia is one of the best in the Crimea. The head of Preparatory Department is associate professor (Docent) Marina Ivanovna Pavlenko and Director of studies senior teacher Natalya Michailovna Kizilova.
While in the Preparatory Department foreign students are studying the following subjects:
– Russian language
– Regional Studies
– Elective course of medical terminology in English
Our academic year starts in September-October. Duration of studying varies from eight up to ten months. Departmental courses are given by high-qualified lecturers of the CFU. The lecturers in the Russian language have experience of work with the institutions of higher education of Syria, Germany, Turkey, Cube, and other countries.
After the graduation from the Preparatory Department of the CFU (in case of successful completion of studies) students receive officially recognized certificate of graduation which allows them to apply to any Russian institution of higher education. High quality of training in the Preparatory Department of the CFU facilitates successful studying in the institutions of higher education with medical, biological and technical specialization.
Students of the Preparatory Department have free access to the library, computer lab (including Internet), policlinic and gymnastics facilities of the University. Five student hostels of the CFU offer accommodation in convenient rooms for 2-3 persons. The hostels are situated in the park area of the city centre in the walking distance from the University premises.
Students of the Preparatory Department are entitled to receive free medical treatment in a special student policlinic situated in the territory of the University.
In the course of the academic year students of the Preparatory Department become acquainted with the places of interest and sightseeing of the Crimea’s, which is considered to be one of the most beautiful corners of our planet. Cozy and mild climate of the Crimean peninsula abundant in fruits and vegetables facilitates the adaptation of the students arriving from the hot countries to the Russian’s standards of life.
Crimea is the warmest region of Russia. Frost-free period on the Crimea’s Southern shore consists of 252 days.
The sun is shining in Simferopol longer than in any other Russian city (2458 hours a year).
Simferopol is one of Russian’s student centres. Apart from the CFU there are the following institutions of higher education: Taurida National university, Crimean Academy of Environmental and Resort Building, Academy of Agriculture. Upon the graduation from the CFU foreign students may continue their studies in any of the institutions mentioned above.
There are all everyday needs necessary for the comfortable stay in the Crimea:
Developed network of the city transport (trolley-bus, bus, and mini-bus connections);
There is a direct air connection with Turkey, Egypt and Jordan from the Simferopol airport;
Cheap basket of goods;
Foreign student may rent private apartments (monthly rent varies depending on the location and quality of the flat);
Foreign students may spent their weekends in the best hotels of the Crimea’s Southern shore;
Foreign students are required to submit the following documents in order to apply for acceptance to the Preparatory Department: Official invitation for studying (foreign citizen gives copy of passport, copy of document about education translated into English or Russian languages for receiving official invitation).